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As an active gardener, you probably intend to get something in the ground before the last frost occurs in the spring and again in the fall before the last frosts (for winter crops like salad and onions).

Unfortunately, knowing exactly when the last frost in spring will be is nearly impossible.

That’s why it pays to be aware of the changing of the seasons and the potential damages that come with these sneaky frosts.

When Are the First and Last Frosts This Year?

The easiest thing to do is look up the first and last frost date estimates published by your local extension office or go to a site like The Old Farmer’s Almanac where you can enter your ZIP code and find out the estimated first and last frost dates for your area.

You can identify your garden’s first frost by checking a thermometer to see if the temperature has dropped below 32 degrees and visibly seeing a layer of frost on your plants and the ground.

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